Get help now

Seeking treatment in Camden?
Speak to your care coordinator or call
0800 917 3333
Not seeking treatment in Camden?
Contact your GP or call
0800 917 3333
Need advice?
Call NHS 111 - just dial
Talk to someone who understands how you feel
Call the Samaritans on
116 123
If you or someone you know needs urgent help to support them with a mental health problem, this may be referred to as a crisis.
If you’re reading this because you’re having suicidal thoughts, try to ask someone for help. Talking to someone can help you see beyond feelings of loneliness or despair and help you realise there are options. There are people who want to talk to you and help. Try talking to a family member or friend about how you’re feeling. 
Who can I call when the situation is urgent?
Already cared for by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  • If you have a care plan in place and find yourself in crisis, call your mental health worker or the emergency contact numbers in your care plan.
  • If you need urgent mental health support outside of that team’s working hours, then you should contact the local crisis team on 0800 917 3333. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Not under the care of mental health service in Camden
  • First contact your GP and ask for an urgent appointment. This will allow you to discuss your experiences and situation with someone who can help you to identify what might be happening to you and organise further help for you if you need it.
  • If you do not feel that you can wait to see your GP, then please contact the Camden and Islington Crisis team on 0800 917 3333. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can also call NHS 111 for advice. Dial 111 and the adviser will be able to assess the problem and give you advice on what to do next. If the NHS 111 team think you need emergency medical help, they will send an ambulance to you.
Talk to someone by phone
There are several telephone helplines you can call to speak to someone who understands how you’re feeling and can help you through the immediate crisis.
The Samaritans
is a listening service open all year for people feeling suicidal, depressed or in crisis.
Call 116 123.
All calls are free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you need support as a child or young person, 

Call 0800 1111


is an out-of-hours telephone helpline offering practical information, crisis care and emotional support to anybody affected by mental health problems.

Call 0845 767 8000.

(8.00 - 23.00, every night)


Helpline for men of any age.  Calls are anonymous and confidential and won't show up on your phone bill.

Call 0800 58 58 58

(17.00 to midnight, every night)